Your Vacation Photographer in New York City: Meet Rafaella

Meet Rafaella

Your Vacation Photographer in New York City: Meet Rafaella

**Please note: Rafaella will be unavailable in NYC for the month of October 2017.

I am a Brazilian wedding & fashion photographer and a gypsy soul at heart. I grew up spending endless days loving the sun on my skin, listening to songs older than me, feeling the touch of waves and the earth beneath my feet... As a lover of fashion, I strive to gracefully blend photojournalism with editorial-style photography in every given assignment, creating images that evoke a delicate sense of timelessness. I have shot weddings and engagements internationally, including places such as Brazil, Mexico, Canada and USA.

Three Things

  1. In my off-duty hours you will likely find me doing HIIT workouts/yoga in my living room, cuddling over Netflix with my handsome husband, or flipping through piles & piles of fashion magazines till my eyes ache. Yup, the obsession is R-E-A-L!
  2. I could never live without music! It lifts my spirit & feeds my creative soul on a daily basis.
  3. I left normal and regular to explore the outskirts of magical and extraordinary, moving from Brazil to North America by myself at 19 years old. I had nothing but a backpack, a few hundred dollars and handful of dreams. Impulsive? Yes. Crazy? Maybe. Any regrets? Absolutely not!

Favourite Place to Shoot in NYC
SoHo. I simply love all the little cobblestone streets, the impeccably preserved mid-19th century buildings, adorable bakeries/cupcake shops, and its old, elegant atmosphere.

Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese and a little Spanish


Customer love for Rafaella

"We instantly felt a connection with Rafaella. Our shoot was easily a highpoint of our NYC New Years Eve trip. I was blown away with how fast paced the shoot was and how many different shots we received from such a short amount of time." - Dustin

"This was a wonderful experience and I was so happy Rafealla was able to capture such a special moment for me and my wife to be." - John

"I had the best time during my NYC photoshoot with Rafaella! She is one of the most adorable people you'll ever meet and she will make sure you have wonderful memories to take home with you!" - Nadia